Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Redmond, WA Park Reviews : Cascade View Park

This is a fun sunny park with a nice big play structure and a smaller play structure for littler kids. It's a bonus that there is also a huge grassy area for all kinds of playing.

Parking is on the street (never had a problem finding a spot) and there is no bathroom.

This is a good park for little ones to practice their trikes or scooters, either on the basketball court or on the paved path around the play structure.

Here's the link to the City of Redmond site for this park.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bellevue, WA Park Reviews : Kelsey Creek

This is a really nice park, because it really has some of everything.

There are big grassy areas for playing ball and running around.
There is a nice playground area.
There are trails through the woods for family friendly hiking and exploring.
There is an actual farm with animals to watch.

A few words about the play structure. This one is for the little guys mostly - so bring your toddlers and come on! The only thing that would make this a perfect place would be a fence around the play area to keep the littlest ones contained.

That said, there are some rope webs for the big kids to climb on as well. And my boys are pretty big and they still had a good time with a little imagination. Plus the bigger kids in your group could always play games in the grass nearby.

We were there in the afternoon and I want to note that the playground was in full sun, which was fabulous since we have been lacking in the sun department lately. There are a few trees around but I think this playground is mostly sunny all day.

It also has a bathroom right by the play structure and lots of parking. If the lot is full, you can park on the road all along the edge of the park on 130th Pl SE.